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We knew it was coming, and now it’s here. Before the new wave of iPhones make their way to your hands, Cuperino’s app that’ll help you switch from Android is now available at Google Play. The "Move to iOS" app will transfer images, messages, contacts, calendars, mail accounts and more to one of Apple’s devices. That new iPhone or iPad will create a private WiFi connection with your Android device (4.0 and later) to handle the transfer, promising to put all of the gathered content "in the right places." We’ll be curious to see how well it actually works. Oh yeah, when you’re all finished, Apple even offers to recycle your old phone at any Apple Store.

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Following a leak last month, Microsoft’s virtual assistant officially arrived on Android. Thanks to a public beta, Redmond keeps its promise to bring Cortana to the Google faithful. As we’ve already seen, you can use Cortana to help with things like answering random questions, setting reminders, tracking flights and a number of other tasks. What you still can’t do, however, is use the "Hey Cortana" voice command to alert the virtual assistant to your needs. That remains a Windows-only feature for now, though Microsoft says it’ll be "continually improving the experience." Perhaps that tool will arrive later, but for now, head to Google Play to nab the software in its current form.

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Source: Google Play, Microsoft

Tags: android, beta, cortana, microsoft, mobilepostcross, software, virtualassistant

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Know how a lot of people tend to use passwords such as "123456" or, well, "password?" Well, turns out Android lock patterns (ALPs) are just as predictable. Norwegian University of Science and Technology graduate Marte Løge analyzed 4,000 patterns for her master’s thesis and found that 77 percent of the participants started from one of the four corners, and 44 percent started their patterns from the top left one. Løge presented her findings at the PasswordsCon conference in Las Vegas, where she told Ars Technica that "We’re seeing the same aspects used when creating pattern locks [as are used in] pin codes and alphanumeric passwords."

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Source: PasswordsCon, Ars Technica

Tags: android, google, lockpattern, mobilepostcross, security

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Agri-Broadband

Living in rural England, Richard Guy was a man with a problem. Like many located in similar areas, his "broadband" internet connection was pretty narrow, with download speeds below 1Mbps. While some isolated communities are grouping together to build their own municipal networks, Guy had another solution: mobile data. He created his own 4G mast and wired it up with fiber optic cables, and now enjoys 45Mbps+ connection speeds. Guy, a farmer by trade, has since set up a business called Agri-Broadband to help other rural businesses get connected.

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Using Apple Pay at a terminal

Apple has come a long, long way in its attitude toward NFC. The company seemingly went out of its way to avoid the short-range wireless tech for years after others embraced it, but it quickly became one of the biggest users last year thanks to Apple Pay. And now, it’s ready to guide the standard’s future — the company has joined the top ranks of the NFC Forum, giving it the same level of influence as the likes of Google, Intel and Samsung, among others. Clearly, Apple isn’t having regrets about welcoming NFC with open arms.

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Via: AppleInsider

Source: NFC Forum, NFC World

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